The Indian economy reportedly grew at the rate of around 19-20% in the first quarter of 2021 and the GDP for FY21 may grow at 7.9-9.6%. Besides, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also suggested the growth for the first quarter at 21.4% and to remain at 9.5% for the whole year. However, the real picture of the GDP growth will be shown on August 31.
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With an ease in lockdown restrictions, India saw a 4% rise in online job postings in June, as per a report. More people were hired in Baroda, Coimbatore, Pune and Chandigarh in the month of June. Major sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical and more contributed to the uptick. Meanwhile, according to the report, financial technology expansions, rise in digital payments and expanding vaccination efforts helped with the hiring… read-more
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Indian Medical Association (IMA) has confirmed the death of 798 doctors during the second wave of COVID-19 in India, as per its official report released on June 29. Delhi reported a total of 128 deaths, followed by Bihar at 115 and UP at 79. Whereas, Puducherry reported the lowest count with only one death. The devastating news has come two days before India celebrates National Doctors Day on July 1.
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The Tokyo Olympics organisers have increased restrictions on athletes and participants from 11 countries, including India where new variants of Covid-19 have been found. The new guidelines issued on June 18 say they are not allowed to socialize with athletes from other countries for the first three days after arriving in Tokyo. Further, Indians & others from five countries have to get them tested every day at the games.
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Kerala recorded 12,469 cases on June 18, 13,270 cases on June 17, 12,246 on June 16, raising up the total number of cases in India. Despite the fact that the incidence curve has peaked and is presently declining, Kerala continues to record an excess of over 100 fatalities per day. Apart from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were also reporting more than 10,000 daily cases as of June 15.
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As India was gasping from the second COVID-19 wave with several shortages, Mumbai, fought the pandemic successfully. Mumbai's Deputy Muncipal Commissioner, Iqbal Chahal stated that rising cases were controlled with the help of field hospitals, rigorous sanitization of slums, 800 converted ambulances and many such positive steps. "We always expected a second wave of pandemic," Chahal added. Furthermore, huge volunteer efforts helped feeding… read-more
Considering the eased restrictions of COVID outbreak, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria cautioned that human behaviour will play an important role in the containment of Corona virus. During a press brief, he said although the cases have declined which doesn't mean that the virus has disappeared. "COVID-19 is a respiratory virus and comes in multiple waves," he added.
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The Nagaland administration prolonged the state's lockdown till June 30. The govt has asked the district COVID task teams to work out relaxations, based on the circumstance in their areas. Nagaland went under lockdown on May 14, banning all activities to save critical services and commodities transit. However, the decision to extend the lockdown was taken at a state level review meeting.
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India registered 1,20,529 fresh COVID-19 cases on June 5, the lowest single-day rise around two months, taking the total count to 2,86,94,879. While the daily positivity rate declined to 5.78%, weekly positively rate dropped by 6.89%. Moreover, the number of recovered patients also increased to 2,67,95,549, with a fatality rate of 1.19%. Notably, for the past three weeks, the recovery rate has surpassed the rate of infections.
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South Korean K-Pop band BTS said their prayers are with India. Calling their fans as ARMY, BTS member V said, “Stay strong ARMY and let's never lose hope," as India reels with the second COVID wave. Recently, the boy band clocked maximum number of views for their chartbuster single ‘Butter’ on YouTube. Having a huge fan following in India, the K-Pop sensation is yet to tour the country.
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